Hello crafty readers and happy 1st of October!  The Design Team at Joy Clair Designs is excited to share the October 2021 mood board designed to help inspire YOU to create.  Mood boards (also commonly called “inspiration” boards) are a combination of colors, images, textures and patterns that can offer guidance or direction.  

If you feel like you don’t know where to begin a project, try looking at a mood board and let the creative juices flow.  You might just be surprised by the end result!

October 2021 Mood Board

This month’s mood board is inspired by the colors and images of Halloween. But you are welcome to create for any season, holiday or occasion, as long as your project incorporates these colors.  We’d love to see you use Joy Clair Designs stamp set too, if you have them.  If you don’t have any, you can start shopping NOW!

Here is a card that was created by Design Team member Crystal Komara. She is using the mood board colors combined with the boots stamp from the Extraordinary digital stamp set:

October 2021 Mood Board

Card details: 

The base of this A2 sized card was made from 80 lb. Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock.  First, I cut the first matted layer from the same white cardstock using a scalloped rectangle frame.  Then, I cut a 4 1/4″ x 3 1/4″ piece of black cardstock. Additionally, I adhered a 4 1/8″ x 3 1/8″ piece of white cardstock directly on the top of the black cardstock. 

October 2021 Mood Board

I printed out the boots from the Extraordinary digital stamp set on white cardstock.  I increased the size to 75%.  Then, I colored the boots using Copic markers in G03, Y13, Y17, YR09, YR68, YR02, C4, C7 and YG41.  Additionally, I fussy cut around the boots and adhered the boots to the card using 3M foam adhesive.  

I wanted this card to look more fall themed, so I stamped some of the leaves from the Love Endures stamp set in Memento Tuxedo black ink and colored them using the same Copic markers.  Also, I fussy cut the leaves and adhered them to the card.  Then, I printed the sentiment from the Extraordinary digital stamp set on white cardstock and adhered it to the card.  Lastly, I added a coat of Clear Wink of Stella to the entire image for added sparkle.  

October 2021 Mood Board

We would love to see YOU create using this mood board as inspiration too!  Feel free to use similar colors in whatever brand of cardstock you have readily available.  We’d love for you to use your Joy Clair Designs stamps if you have them!  And if you don’t have any yet CLICK HERE TO START SHOPPING TODAY!

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Thanks for visiting and have a wonderfully creative day!  For more inspiration, you can follow me on my websiteInstagramFacebook and on my YouTube channel.

XO, Crystal

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